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 I am sure that 5% savings will look great when you see unexplained charges in the thousands on your checking account with no recourse because Target got hacked and lost your data.
The ultimate irony is that Apple Pay, with its significantly greater security, will almost certainly lead to lower CC fees for the merchants because the cost of fraud will reduce. There is a reason banks, CC companies, as well as retailers who don't have their heads up their asses, are pushing Apple Pay so enthusiastically. The increased security is a cost saving for everyone. In addition, the smarter retailers realize that the reduced wait lines because of the ease of...
But the way they are avoiding credit card fees is by shifting fraud liability from the CC agency to the customer. So you may pay 2% less on your purchases (or more likely you will still pay the same amount while the retailer gobbles up the savings), but if someone hacks into their systems and steals your information and buys a $1000 computer under your name, you will simply have to bear that cost. The 2-3% CC companies charge provide consumers with a legitimate service. I...
I don't know how long you've been using iTunes, but please don't talk about bloat until you at the very least look at this screenshot of iTunes 6.0 http://guides.macrumors.com/images/d/dd/Heromac20051012.jpg Pretty much everything iTunes did (which was more than enough for an app named iTUNES) was easily available in 1 click on the main interface itself. There weren't a million modes to choose from, and iPod syncing was also handled simply and beautifully. Ever since Apple...
Completely agreed. What is amazing, is how awesome iTunes used to be (I was a Windows user at the time), when the only other decent players in town were Winamp and MusicMatch. I loved Winamp, but nothing beat iTunes' Rip/Play/Burn simplicity. Really sad how Apple let what used to be a crown jewel deteriorate into the mess it has become, to the point where they needed to go buy freakin Beats to even attempt to fix it.
This was probably as simple as optimistic technological expectations not panning out.   GTAT was at fault to the extent that they signed a ridiculously 1-sided contract with Apple. But that probably had a lot to do with the fact that it is unlikely that there was any other company who could have provided them with the resources to build such a facility out in the first place.   It seems Apple has a bad track record with identifying new breakout materials. First...
I was only interested in the retail (obviously in-app needs internet access).What I wasn't sure about is that Apple is one of the first few to implement a tokenization system. Assuming there is no internet connection required, what does Apple Pay send to the POS system? The code stored in the Secure Element? Wouldn't that allow retailers to continue tracking us?  Or does it connect to the merchant's servers through the POS system's network, and retrieve the token from...
Does anyone know if Apple Pay requires internet access to work?   I'd imagine that the tokenization process requires some communication with a supporting server, but does that go through the internet access on the phone, or could it potentially go through the POS system's networking infrastructure?
What's lamer is wamefinance's strawman, when as the AnandTech benchmarks I posted above show, even the supposed faster snapdragon based Note 4 loses out to the A7 based iPhone 5S in most CPU tests.
The rumor mills have confused it with Google TV, Android TV, ChromeCast, Nexus Q, or any number of other failed (being a little harsh...not sure if Chromecast has failed yet, but it is hardly mass market) attempts by Google in the living room space.
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